Redondo Beach's District 5 News

by Laura Emdee, City Councilmember


Welcome to Redondo Beach!

Our diverse community is friendly and happy. When you move to Redondo you are part of a community that values tradition, safety and education. We are proud of our area and expect it to be clean and well maintained. Our little corner of paradise is home to Redondo’s largest employer, Northrup Grumman. Our schools are the envy of the South Bay. Our popular hotels on Marine Avenue helped save Redondo Beach’s budget when sales tax dipped. Plus, we are freeway close to everything the LA area has to offer. The Metro Green Line stops at Marine & Redondo Avenue and will be expanding to the Galleria by 2028.

We work hard, we play fair and we are pleased to live here. Below you will see the work we do to keep our neighborhood a safe, clean and happy place to live.

Thank you for visiting this site and being a part of this great community.

Laura Emdee
Redondo Beach City Council
Proudly representing District 5

Latest News

Bike & Scooter Sharing Survey

Aug 8, 2018

The City of Redondo Beach is working with neighboring cities to develop rules and regulations regarding shared mobility programs. A program of this nature would provide a fleet of bicycles, electric bicycles, and/or electric scooters to the community as a local transportation option for short business and personal trips. Bikeshare…

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Massage Businesses – Why are there so many? Spoiler alert – we lost local control.

Jul 26, 2018

In 1978, the City of Redondo Beach began regulating massage businesses with strict requirements and a simpler process to revoke business licenses in the event of any violations. In 2009/2011, the State of California took away all local control by creating a Massage Therapy Organization to regulate massage businesses and…

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Fireworks Show Information & Survey

Jul 25, 2018

Fireworks Show The City of Redondo Beach has presented or co-presented a 4th of July celebration for decades. The Seaside Lagoon has a gated admission that offers premiere viewing plus DJ, bounce houses, lifeguards, and other entertainers. Redondo is unique in that it offers a gated admission. The Riviera Village 4th of…

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Mixed-Use Moratorium – Why did you not extend?

Jul 22, 2018

Mixed-Use is a zoning term. Mixed-use development is a type of development that blends residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or entertainment uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated, and that provides pedestrian connections. For example, you can have retail on the first floor and residential or offices above it.…

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Cannabis Delivery

Jul 22, 2018

Redondo Beach has created a Cannabis Taskforce to address our concerns about Cannabis in our city, but there is a new state regulation that requires our input by August 27. I want to hear from you! First, let’s decide what we really want. Cannabis sales were deemed legal by Prop…

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Feed SoCal: Help end hunger by donating today!

Jun 21, 2018

ABC7 is coming to Redondo Beach Vons at 4001 Inglewood Avenue on June 22 to help replenish various food banks. How Can You Help? Head over to Vons and purchase a pre-filled $5 bag; purchase other non-perishable food items or take your own non-perishable food items, and leave them in the Feed…

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Supervisor Janice Hahn and LA County Leaders Announce 2018 Homeless Count Results

Jun 12, 2018

LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn joined local leaders to reveal the 2018 Homeless Count Results which, for the first time in four years, show a decrease in homelessness in LA County. The results show a 3% decrease in homelessness since the last count as well as a 16% decrease in…

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Attainable Housing near LA Air Force Base

May 10, 2018

Councilmembers representing three major South Bay cities have been given their Mayors’ authorization to sign memorandums of understanding with Los Angeles Air Force Base leadership in an effort to increase the supply of affordable housing for military personnel assigned here. South Bay city councilmembers sign memorandums for more affordable housing…

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Save the Date!

May 1, 2018

Council Agenda Items: Leaf Blower Ban Ordinance is scheduled for discussion at the June 12th meeting. Capital Improvements/Budget Process is when we our projects are discussed and prioritized. Help me get District 5 projects at the top of the list. Budget will be released May 8, 2018. Then it will…

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NRBBA’s 5th Annual “Walk About Artesia Blvd”

Apr 23, 2018

MOVE NATURALLY | MEET YOUR COMMUNITY | VISIT LOCAL BUSINESSES Date: May 5, 2018 This family-friendly community event encourages residents, locals, tourists and business owners to safely walk Artesia Blvd. and meet our local businesses in a fun, casual atmosphere. The WalkAbout Circuit is 2.8 miles and a great way…

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